FRI 15 - 11 - 2019
In the News
Alaa Abou Fakher to be laid to rest Thursday
Lebanon on slippery slope as tensions escalate
Joseph Haboush| The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Details of the dispute that led to the killing of Alaa Abou Fakher late Tuesday night have emerged.

Abou Fakher, a 38-year-old father of three, was allegedly shot in the head and killed by a member of the Lebanese Army, after he attempted to block a road in Khaldeh, south of Beirut.

The man who allegedly shot Abou Fakher has been identified as Col. Nidal Daou from Bshetfine, Chouf. Daou is a member of the Army...
Iraq protests heat up as pressure mounts
Agence France Presse
BAGHDAD: Anti-government rallies swelled in Iraq’s capital and south Wednesday as Baghdad faced new pressure from the street, Washington and the United Nations to respond seriously to weeks of demonstrations. Protests demanding a new leadership have rocked the capital and Shiite-majority south for weeks - the crowds unmoved by government pledges of reform and undeterred by the deaths of more than 300 people.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike...
Studies & Papers
Gender Justice and The Uprisings In the Arab World
Papers from a workshop organized by the ANSD and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
By Ibtessam Al- Atiyat
This book represents analyses and testimonies presented at the Gender Equality and the Arab Uprisings conference organized by the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy (ANSD) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, March 3 - 5, 2017. 

Scholars and activists from different Arab countries address two key questions. First: where do Arab women stand in terms of their enjoyment of their political, civil, and...
Pour reprendre en main et façonner notre avenir
By David Mathews
La traduction de « L’écologie politique » répond à une volonté d’apporter des éléments de réflexion issus d’expérimentations « politiques » citoyennes qui pourraient s’avérer pertinentes dans le contexte francophone. On observe en France un essoufflement des alternatives politiques et un désengagement des citoyens de la « chose publique ». Plus largement dans les pays...
Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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